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I'm trying to decide what math classes to take. I have spoken with some of the physics faculty at my school, and each person has given me differing advice (though there is a general consensus regarding some classes). I am a physics and math major, and am trying to decide which math electives best support the physics curriculum and my plans for grad school. So far, I have taken (or will have taken by the end of this semester) Calc 1-3, Differential Equations, Applied Linear Algebra, and Intro to Abstract Math (a required intro proofs course). I would really appreciate it if some of you could rank, from most important to least important, these following classes. (Important here implies usefulness for doing physics).

-Partial Differential Equations

-Numerical Methods

-an upper division Linear Algebra course

-Differential Geometry

-Abstract Algebra 1

-Complex Variables

The general consensus that I mentioned above refers to Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Methods. Every person I have asked so far has recommended both those classes.

Thanks for your help.

-Partial Differential Equations

-Numerical Methods

-an upper division Linear Algebra course

-Differential Geometry

-Abstract Algebra 1

-Complex Variables

The general consensus that I mentioned above refers to Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Methods. Every person I have asked so far has recommended both those classes.

Thanks for your help.

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